LG G Pad pops up in certification docs

News Stacy Warden 10:15, Aug 21 2013

LG's G Pad certification documents reveal a possible 4G LTE variant

LG’s G Pad has reportedly popped up in certification documents for the U.S. FCC. The revelation indicates a possible 4G LTE version of the tablet, and according to Phonearena, the FCC doc lists an LG-V500 as a Wi-Fi-only edition of the slate.

Previous leaks showed the LG-V500 variant, along with an LG-V507L, but it was unclear exactly what the different numbers were intended for. Taking the current documentation into account, it would be easy to assume that the “L” signifies an LTE model.

Still, it’s all speculation until LG makes an official announcement, which is expected to happen just ahead IFA 2013 — during the same time that big competitors like HTC and Samsung plan to announce their latest Android-powered devices (namely, the HTC One Max and Samsung Galaxy Note 3).

LG’s G Pad is also rumored to feature an 8.3-inch, 1920 x 1200 display, a quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. All signs currently point to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chipset, as LG has previously noted that all of its “G” branded phones would use the speedier processor. But given that the G Pad is a tablet, there’s a chance LG could go with something else entirely.

We should find out soon enough, as the IFA 2013 is just weeks away, with several manufacturers set to announce new devices on Sept. 4. LG will certainly have its work cut out for the G Pad, not only with the competition at IFA, but with Apple about to release its iPad 5 and iPad mini 2.

Let us know what you think in the comments below. What would LG’s G Pad have to include in order for you to consider it a win?

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